Hampton Court Palace Festival

An exciting line up of open-air summer concerts in the spectacular and iconic Tudor courtyard

An exciting line up of open-air summer concerts in the spectacular and iconic Tudor courtyard


13-24 August 2021

Ticketing information

Tickets for the Hampton Court Palace Festival can only be purchased via the Festival website and are separate from palace admission tickets.

For more information about the event and customer enquiries, please visit the Hampton Court Palace Music festival website.

VIP and Hospitality packages are available — book your package here.

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

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Following the Government’s roadmap announcement, Hampton Court Palace Festival 2021 will take place later this summer, to ensure we can stage the best possible event for our customers.

The event will now be in August and we are delighted to confirm that Bastille ReOrchestrated, Tom Jones, Van Morrison, Keane, Nile Rodgers & Chic and Bjorn Again will all be joining us at The Palace. Lionel Richie, Rick Astley and George Benson have had to postpone their shows until 2022.

Taking place in the stunning Tudor Courtyard, the Hampton Court Palace Festival provides an incredible line-up, a spectacular setting and the beautiful East Front Gardens to enjoy picnicking before the concert. 

VIP Concert and Dining Packages include exclusive after-hours access to the palace's State Apartments, a welcome drink and three-course dinner served where royalty once dined and entertained.


VIP and Hospitality Experiences

Are you celebrating a special occasion? Thinking of the perfect way to wow your clients or just fancy splashing out? Join us for a night you won't forget with a pre-concert dining experience inside Hampton Court Palace.

Before enjoying an intimate audience with our fabulous artists, you can experience the state apartments of Hampton Court after hours. We will open up the awe-inspiring King's State Apartments, giving you exclusive palace access.

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The hammerbeam roof was designed by King Henry VIII's Master Carpenter, James Nedeham, and originally would have been painted with blue, red and gold.
A music festival takes place in front of a huge crowd within the Tudor courtyard of Hampton Court Palace

Important information for ticket holders

The evening's concert will take place in a seated auditorium in Base Court, against the backdrop of the magnificent Tudor palace. All tickets are allocated seats and include entrance to the palace gardens.

You are advised to finish your picnic by 20:00, to leave time to make your way through the palace and into the auditorium. No food or drink can be taken into the palace. Picnic bags can be left in a picnic drop-off point for collection after the show.

Free car parking is available for all ticket holders from 17:00.

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Explore our artisan festival in the spacious East Gardens of the stunning Hampton Court Palace this summer.

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Included in palace admission (members go free)

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Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00-19.00, Sunday: 10.00-17.00

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

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Explore this stylish setting for Georgian entertainment, where Her Majesty The Queen still hosts dinners.


Hillsborough Castle

Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)

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Enjoy fine dining outdoors with our magnificent picnic hampers. Discover our luxury hampers and exquisite picnic blankets.

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